Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2010 is the collaboration platform at the core of Microsoft’s application lifecycle management solution. In addition to core features like source control, build automation and work-item tracking, TFS enables teams to align projects with industry processes such as Agile, Scrum and CMMi via the use of customable XML Process Templates.
Since 2005, TFS has been a welcomed addition to the Microsoft developer tool line-up by Government Agencies of all sizes and missions. However, many government development teams consistently struggle with leveraging an iterative development process all while providing the structure, visibility and status reporting that is required by many Government, waterfall-centric, project methodologies.
GovDev is an open source, TFS Process Template that combines the formality of CMMi/Waterfall with the flexibility of Agile/Iterative.
Core Problem to Address
– Software planning & delivery is rigid and based on outdated Waterfall process.
– Software development teams desire Agile but planning & delivery framework does not match.
Secondary Problems to Address
-Due to Waterfall roots, reports such as “Requirements Traceability Matrix” are desired.
-Government projects highly leverage contractors and need new ways to measure work contribution.
The GovDev Process Workflow
Requirements Traceability Report
Contributions by Team Member
Open Source – Download at http://govdevfortfs.codeplex.com
Built by Microsoft PubSec Developer Team (http://blogs.msdn.com/publicsector)
Built for TFS 2010; SP1
Comments and Questions: http://govdevfortfs.codeplex.com/workitem/list/basic
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